For you I wait all day long…


Psalm 25:3 Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. 5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. 

David is in some sort of trouble, though we’re not told exactly how. We can assume it has something to do with those “who are wantonly treacherous” – those who disregard the ways of God for no obvious reason. The part that speaks to me this morning is “for you I wait all day long”.

Waiting. Not my favorite. Yet there are many times in life when we have no choice but to wait. Many of you know my brother had a cardiac arrest about a month ago. Unfortunately, though his body bounced back, his brain was without oxygen for too long. As a result he has significant brain impairment. To date he has failed to regain consciousness and many of us in the family are preparing ourselves for the worst. Medicine has done what it can. It is now in the hands of God. Without divine intervention it is very likely he will be placed on hospice care soon.

And so we wait.

Lord there are events in life over which we have no control. I am in one of those places right now. I wait for your hand to move in my brother. I wait to experience closure. I wait to understand how a man in tip-top physical condition can experience a catastrophic failure of the heart. I wait for you to lift this heaviness in my own heart. I wait… for you. Amen.

One thought on “For you I wait all day long…

  1. BjManke

    It is so difficult to say goodbye , but just pray to the Lord and he will help you get thru this. Praying he will give you answers may not be what you want to hear. Very difficult for me. Hugs BJ. Ps Hospice is the answer at this time. God Nless

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